CBS spinning off 'The Big Bang Theory'

CBS spinning off 'The Big Bang Theory'

The Big Bang Theory is certainly up there in its twilight years, but the TV world will not be bereft of "Bazinga!" for long.

Emmy victor Jim Parsons will narrate as Adult Sheldon and serve as an executive producer.

Young Sheldon stars Iain Armitage from HBOs' Big Little Lies as a young Sheldon Cooper, growing up as a child genius in Texas. Prequel spinoff series Young Sheldon is officially coming to CBS, with none other than Jon Favreau attached to direct.

CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" is still going strong, but CBS is moving on to another project called "Young Sheldon". It's the first pickup of a new show for CBS this development season.

"The Big Bang Theory" has yet to be renewed for 2017-18, but negotiations have apparently been proceeding pretty well: CBS CEO Les Moonves told an investor conference last week that a potential two-season renewal is "on the 2-yard line".

Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre and showrunner Steve Molaro executive produce the series, though co-creator Bill Prady is not attached.

Lance Barber will play Sheldon's father, and Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan will play his siblings, joining previously cast Armitage and Zoe Perry, who plays Sheldon's mom.

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